Finding somewhere to sleep when travelling can often be one of your biggest expenses during your travels. These websites will be very useful in helping you find good deals on places to stay, as well as in some of the best areas.

Just as with airline booking sites it’s best to check through different ones to find the best deal and a variety of places, however I consistently find some of my best places through –

You can find everything from the cheapest hostels through to the most expensive hotels though these websites. Also using Couchsurfing you can find hosts to stay with for free and AirBnb has great deals on people renting out their apartment for short stays.

Most sites will show on a map from each place where the accommodation is located.

Be aware that prices can often go up over the weekends.


Hotels and Hostels


This is one of the best ones for budget travellers. It will help you find lots of good hostels and budget hotels. Each hostel has reviews from other travellers who stayed there to let you know how it was to see if it’s the kind of place you would want to be.


This is very similar to Hostelworld but sometimes has different rates for some reason on the same hostels, and also shows beds that may not be available on Hostelworld and vice versa.

This ones for booking hotels mostly. You can find really good deals through this site.


Similar to except I have tended to find better deals on hotels in Asia through this one.

Social Networks For Places to Stay


This ones an absolute gem! Here you can find hosts where you go that offer places to stay for free in their homes. It can vary from simply crashing on a couch to having a private room all to yourself.

The really good part is that you join a community of travellers and can meet local people. Even if you don’t stay with couchsurfers there are often couchsurfing meet-ups at bars/cafes etc where you can just meet up with them for socialising.

It’s a great way to meet people especially if travelling alone.


A good site for finding reasonably priced apartments to stay at in cities. This is where local people rent out their apartments for shorter stays and sometimes just a room in their house.

Enjoy Your Stay

Naturally if travelling to very remote areas you may not have much choice but to stay in primitive conditions, such as sleeping rough in a jungle hut like in the picture below. You certainly don’t need a booking site for that kind of place!


So all this should help you find the perfect place to stay wherever you may travel.





Jonny Duncan is a travel blogger and freelance photographer. He specialises in adventure and budget travel with over 20 years of experience. He started blogging in 2013 to give advice for other travellers. He has lived in Japan, Amsterdam, Kiev, and more.

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